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Venue Champions Needed To Help Protect Grassroots Music Venues

Venue Champions Needed To Help Protect Grassroots Music Venues Music Venue Trust is seeking the assistance of music fans across the UK in conducting its annual survey of grassroots music venues. A key part of building evidence to support the Pipeline Investment Fund, MVT’s major investment initiative with music industry partners from 29 April to [...]

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Our Growing Silence – Independent Film Release

Our Growing Silence Produced and Directed by Billy Abbott. Bristol Live Music Census reported that live music generated £123 million for the local Bristol economy in 2015, yet 50% of venues felt threatened by development, noise or planning issues. In Plymouth popular music venues including the Cooperage, White Rabbit, and The Voodoo Lounge/Mambos have recently [...]

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Music Venue Trust Announces Fightback Bristol

FIGHTBACK BRISTOL 4-18th February 2019 100+ SHOWS | 14 VENUES | 2 WEEKS OF LIVE MUSIC Listings here: www.mvtfightback.com/bristol Grassroots Music Venues across Bristol unite to create fortnight festival of music - Fightback Bristol. 16 participating venues already confirmed – over 130 shows Music Venue Trust are delighted to announce Fightback Bristol, a 2 [...]

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Music Industry Rallies Around Pipeline Investment Fund

  Music Industry Rallies Around Pipeline Investment Fund Key organisations from across the music business have pledged to tackle the crisis facing grassroots music venues in the UK. The signatures to a Statement of Intent for a Pipeline Development Fund include the Musicians Union, UK Live Music, Concert Promoters Association, National Arena Association, Entertainment [...]

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Venues Day 2019 Date Announced

  Venues Day 2019 Date Announced Music Venue Trust is delighted to share the news that it will return to Islington Assembly Hall, London for the 2019 edition of Venues Day on Wednesday 9 October. Building on the success of the 2018 national networking event, we will use more spaces in the complex to [...]

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#FIGHTBACK Manchester

150+ SHOWS | 16+ VENUES | 2 WEEKS OF LIVE MUSIC Grassroots Music Venues across Manchester unite to create fortnight festival of music - Fightback Manchester. 16 participating venues already confirmed – over 150 shows Music Venue Trust are delighted to announce #FIGHTBACK Manchester, a 2 week celebration of Manchester’s vital Grassroots Music Venues [...]

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Lord Tim Clement-Jones’ Opening Speech, Venues Day 2018

Photo by Jannica Honey Lord Tim Clement-Jones' Opening Speech, Venues Day 2018 I am delighted to be helping to introduce the fifth Venues Day. I've attended all of them, from when Music Venue Trust and the Music Venues Alliance was just a concept through to now. There are now 470 venue members of the [...]

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Music Venue Trust Launches Pipeline Investment Fund Challenge

Music Venue Trust Launches Pipeline Investment Fund Challenge Venues Day Launch of Drive to Unite Key Stakeholders and Music Industry Around a Statement of Intent In a slew of Venues Day 2018 announcements about Grassroots Music Venues rallying together to maximise their potential, including the launch of Fightback Manchester, a Fightback lager, two books of [...]

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Venues Day 2018 welcoming speech – Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice

Photo by Jannica Honey Venues Day 2018 welcoming speech - Ellie Rowsell from Wolf Alice Music Venue Trust Board Member Ellie Rowsell welcomes you to Venues Day 2018 Thank you for inviting me to welcome you all to this year's Venues Day. I have only just recently become a part of the Music Venue [...]

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Steve Lamacq receives Outstanding Achievement Award at Venues Day 2018

Photo by Jannica Honey BBC6 Music’s Steve Lamacq was today honoured as the first ever recipient of the Music Venue Trust Outstanding Achievement Award at Venues Day 2018. The award was presented by Joe Talbot and Mark Bent, singer and manager of Idles, the latest in a long line of bands to have received [...]

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